Famous Black Mixed Martial Artists

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 1 Jon Jones

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

Jon Jones, the American professional mixed martial artist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever. He holds many Ultimate Fighting Championship records in the light heavyweight division. However, he has been also been involved in several controversies and has been arrested for felony, hit-and-run charges and has tested positive for banned substances.

 2 Anderson Silva

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva began learning Taekwondo at 12. He holds the record of the longest reign by any UFC title-holder, being the middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013, and also has a record of 16 consecutive wins. He also has black belts in multiple martial art forms.

 3 Daniel Cormier

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Daniel Cormier is a retired professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler who is a former  King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion. He began wrestling while still in school and attended Colby Community College, where he continued to wrestle. He then turned professional and also ventured into mixed martial arts. He has also made a few media appearances. 

 4 Quinton Jackson

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Quinton Jackson is a mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler turned actor. He is famous for his eccentric personality traits and aggressive style of fighting. He is credited with making MMA a popular sport worldwide. As an actor, he has appeared in a few films, including Miss March and Bad Guys. He is a controversial person. 

 5 Tyron Woodley

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ferguson, Missouri, United States

 6 Bobby Lashley

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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
Wrestler and MMA legend Bobby Lashley has won titles such as the ECW World Championship, the TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE US Championship. He currently plays for Raw under WWE, as part of stable The Hurt Business. He has headlined events such as Bound for Glory.

 7 Dillian Whyte

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica

Born in Jamaica, Dillian Whyte moved with his family to the UK as a 12-year-old. Initially a British kickboxing champion, he later moved on to boxing. He was banned for 2 years for consuming a banned drug. He apparently had his first child at age 13, becoming one of the world’s youngest fathers.

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 8 Herschel Walker

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wrightsville, Georgia, United States

 9 Demetrious Johnson

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madisonville, Kentucky, United States

 10 Bob Sapp

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

 11 Anthony Johnson

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Georgia, United States

 12 Rashad Evans

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: September 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States

 13 Jairzinho Rozenstruik

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist and Former kickboxer
Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

 14 Claressa Shields

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.

 15 Kevin Randleman

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Wrestler
Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11, 2016

 16 Khalil Rountree Jr.

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: February 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 17 Phil Davis

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Mr. Wonderful Phil Davis is a popular American MMA fighter who represents Bellator MMA. He has previously been a four-time NCAA D-I All-American at Penn State and also boasts of a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He had also excelled in tennis and cross-country running in his younger days.

 18 Derek Brunson

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 19 Derrick Lewis

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 20 Cheick Kongo

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

 21 Alain Ngalani

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 22 Walt Harris

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Basketball player
Birthdate: June 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

 23 Tyrone Spong

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

 24 Lorenz Larkin

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: September 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

 25 Ray Mercer

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Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer, and mixed martial artist
Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 26 Fernand Lopez

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lekié, Cameroon

 27 Abdul Razak Alhassan

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 28 Melvin Guillard

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 29 Yves Edwards

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artists
Birthdate: September 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas

 30 Hakeem Dawodu

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 31 Marcus Brimage

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

 32 Dada 5000

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Famous As: Mixed martial arts fighter
Birthdate: August 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cat Island, Bahamas

 33 Marc Diakiese

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Famous As: Lightweight Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 34 Darren Stewart

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: December 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poplar, East London, England

 35 Manel Kape

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Famous As: Flyweight mixed martial artist
Birthdate: November 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola

 36 Cosmo Alexandre

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Famous As: Kickboxer, Mixed martial art
Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santos, Brazil

 37 Marion Reneau

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Famous As: Retired Bantamweight Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States

 38 Maurice Smith

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: December 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 39 Rhadi Ferguson

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Judoka
Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

 40 Impa Kasanganay

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Famous As: Who competes in the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions
Birthdate: January 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

 41 Darrion Caldwell

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States

 42 Gilbert Yvel

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 43 Michael Page

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Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxing
Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 44 Yorgan De Castro

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mindelo, Cape Verde

 45 Matt Skelton

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Famous As: Former professional boxer, kickboxer, and mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bedford, England

 46 Ed Ruth

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Amateur wrestler
Birthdate: October 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

 47 Kevin Jackson

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

 48 Sokoudjou

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cameroon Hom'la, Cameroon

 49 Dewey Cooper

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Famous As: Boxer, Mixed martial artists
Birthdate: November 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 50 Dalcha Lungiambula

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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, kickboxer
Birthdate: July 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo